Tag: Pirates

Winning in the Rain--Cubs 2 Pirates 0

Winning in the Rain--Cubs 2 Pirates 0
Before getting to the recap, a moment to acknowledge the sad news of former Cub, and a number of other clubs, pitcher Scott Sanderson. The right handed pitcher was a part of the Cubs first two division winners in 1984 and 1989 during his 19 year career, and had long made the Chicagoland area his... Read more »

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0
The Chicago Cubs bested the Pittsburgh Pirates in what was a delightful showing from the bullpen during the home opener at Wrigley. Ben Zobrist led off the game with a walk against Pirates starter Jameson Taillon but would not come around to score, with Kris Bryant lining out to short, Anthony Rizzo striking out swinging,... Read more »

Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0

Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0
This one raised the blood pressure on more than a few occasions, but Jon Lester showed once again why he has been worth every penny and then some. The game started inauspiciously with Pablo Reyes hitting an infield single. Javier Báez was able to get to the ball but his throw was offline to Anthony... Read more »
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Playoff Bound (10 innings) -- Cubs 7, Pirates 6

Wednesday’s game versus the Pirates was a bit more emotionally taxing than it probably needed to be. The Cubs were able to walk off with a win, but not without a lot of unnecessary drama. Cubs starter José Quintana got the first two outs quickly on strikeouts from Adam Frazier and Starling Marte, but José... Read more »

Needing Hats for Bats or Maybe a Whole Chicken--Pirates 6 Cubs 0

Needing Hats for Bats or Maybe a Whole Chicken--Pirates 6 Cubs 0
Here is a summary of the sum total of the Cubs offense last night: There that was easy enough. Cubs hitters have now not scored a run since the third inning on Sunday. The Cubs have scored one run in that time frame off the bat of noted pitcher who rakes Cole Hamels. By my... Read more »

Why Him--Pirates 5 Cubs 1

Why Him--Pirates 5 Cubs 1
The Cubs lost a baseball game. It may result in the Cubs being up a mere game and a half by the end of the night. However, I find myself mostly frustrated by Francisco Cervelli transformation into Johnny Bench any time he visits the friendly confines. It is becoming so bad that I honestly think... Read more »
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Inexplicable--Pirates 2 Cubs 1 (11 innings)

Inexplicable--Pirates 2 Cubs 1 (11 innings)
This year has been simply inexplicable. The Cubs have done something that has literally never occured before. The Cubs went four straight games hitting exactly one solo home run. Strangely that was good enough to net two wins in a series split in Pittsburgh. The Cubs had one of the largest comebacks ever earlier in... Read more »

Thrice Not as Nice--Pirates 3 Cubs 1

Thrice Not as Nice--Pirates 3 Cubs 1
The Cubs and Pirates have played an awfully similar three games of baseball in a row. Neither teams bats have shown up this series. Each team has scored a mere three runs in the first three games. The Cubs have scored single tallies in three games. While the entirety of the Pirates scoring came in... Read more »

Big Jon Energy--Cubs 1 Pirates 0

Big Jon Energy--Cubs 1 Pirates 0
So I described Cole Hamels last start as a pitchers’ duel. The final score ended up 4-3 in that one as the bullpen gave up 7 runs late, and so it didn’t feel quite the same as today’s game did. The final total was 13 singles and a single walk between the two teams. The... Read more »
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And There Was Much Rejoicing--Cubs 9 Pirates 2

And There Was Much Rejoicing--Cubs 9 Pirates 2
It had gotten better, but the story of the 2018 Cubs remain a modern retelling of the Hobbit. That is that our protoganist seems to only know gluttony or starvation. The offense continued its feast or famine ways in the two game set against the Buccos. Cole Hamels had a strong debut, but that is... Read more »